A sixty-year-old Chiredzi security guard was allegedly murdered by unknown assailants who proceeded to throw his body into a fire.
The Herald reports that a search team comprising the police and ordinary people found the chopped head of Lazawa Salani of Buffalo Range buried in a small shallow pit about 1.5km from an open space near the Chiredzi Magistrates’ Court where the deceased guarded.
The deceased was employed at Maria Mabasa Plastic Scrap Collection Company in the town and police recovered his blood-stained uniforms and trails of blood on some bales of plastic scrap he guarded.
Masvingo police spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident adding that investigations were underway to establish the motive and suspects behind the alleged murder.
Dhewa also said police investigators found some of Salawi’s remains burning in a smouldering bonfire that had been set by his suspected killers at his workplace.
His remains were taken to Chiredzi District Hospital for a postmortem.
This comes amid a spike in the cases of armed robberies across the country.
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